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Old November 1 2010, 10:20 AM   #27
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Re: funding for manned Mission to Mars [financial/political ONLY]

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If we wait for the world to be perfect, we'll never do anything.
A fraction of the money spent on a single shuttle launch could save the lives of dozens of children from death by starvation. But I bet if you explained the choice to them, they'd say that they're "nothing", and favor the shuttle launch.
A fraction of the money spent on DVDs, potato chips and electric lights could save the lives of children and so on. Perhaps we should all eat porridge and sit quietly in the dark until the world is perfect.
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